beautifully-crafted chalkboards that catch the eye
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Hand-lettered chalkboards are back in season! You may have seen them at a cafe or during your best friend's wedding. They can be used to convey any message for you or your customers and for any occasion. I'm on a quest to chalk up Singapore (and maybe the city near you!) one board at a time.
Chalkboards are so versatile and can be used in a lot of different places:
- Menu items for a coffee shop
- Featured products for a restaurant
- Price list for bazaars
- Wedding signages
- Announcements for events
- General signs and decorations
- ... and anything you can think of!
I typically begin with a pencil draft on paper or a draft using an iPad Pro.
It can take anywhere from 2-3 hours to a week (depending on the agreement and the size of the board). Once the design is done, I schedule an on-site chalk lettering with you, and spend about 2-3 hours on each 1.5 sqm surface.
My design process details the general things to expect when you engage my services. Of course, you are free to contact me if you have questions, or simply want to chat about your project.
You can take a peek at the actual on-site lettering process on a chalkboard below.
Chalkboards in the Wild
Arteastiq (Orchard and Plaza Singapura)
Arteastiq is a premier boutique tea house in Singapore specializing in fusing art/creativity with good food and drinks.
I was happy to offer my services to help Arteastiq convey the artistic vibe with the quotes that they received as feedback from customers. I was happy to do 5 boards of varying sizes (where the total is 8-10 sqm in lettering). Two (2) branches were completed - Mandarin Gallery and Plaza Singapura - in 3-4 days (9 hours on site and 2 hours off-site).
This is one of the larger and more difficult ones logistically (think: stepping on kitchen counters and sinks) but also equally if not more fulfilling!
Little Farms is a neighborhood market/grocer, specializing in the highest quality and freshest produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grocery and more. Little Farms is located at Valley Point Shopping Centre and recently opened an adjacent cafe.
The cafe had 5 chalkboards above the counter which consist of coffee quotes and menu items sold at the cafe. The design was done by an agency that handled their store branding, while I was given the freedom to handle the menu portion.
I did 5 boards in total (2 of them about A3 and 3 of them about A2 in size), carefully transferring the designs onto the boards and finally applied a sealant to protect the borders from being erased accidentally. All in all, it took me 3 visits (around 12-13 hours) to complete. I also did a separate board to showcase their wine tasting sessions.
The photos are not as nice (unfortunately) because of the lighting. Will update the photos as soon as I get to visit them again :)
I've been frequenting this shop for lunch and sometimes for afternoon snacks. They have really nice hotdogs in buns, and the owners are the best.
I was commissioned to create 2 boards for Sumo Dog, a cafe/restaurant in Lavender. They wanted to promote new offerings in-store: ice-blended drinks and beers.
Kai Sushi and RobaTaYaki
Mye (a fellow lettering artist) and I were walking around Plaza Singapura when we saw this restaurant.
We kindly offered our services to write their specials. There were 4 sides in total, and we each took on 2 boards.
Our friends swear by the food here. Too bad we were rushing, so we could not try it. For sure there will be a next time.
Other Chalk Work
Each project is unique, and you can be assured that my work is completely customized for you and your vision.
Before we start, I'd like to hear what you're looking for. Please fill out the form, and I'd love to have a chat with you.